Vision & Values
Our vision as a church family is to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with our local community
The following words would describe our church:
and the wider town. We want to see our parish of Sands & Castlefield transformed by the message of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit.
We believe that the Bible is God’s written word for us and that it is authoritative on
all matters. Our church teaching is grounded in the Bible and it determines our practices and beliefs.
We believe that the gifts and power of the Holy Spirit are present and active in the
Church today, just as they were in the New Testament. We desire to be led by the Holy Spirit
and filled with His power in all areas of our lives.
We believe that the Church exists for the sake of the World and that followers of
Jesus are called to share His Good News with all people. We seek to be an ‘outward focussed’
church that is sent by God to love and serve our local community.
We take seriously our membership of the Church of England and the wider Anglican
Communion and we work in close partnership with our Bishops and our Diocese. We hold to
the tenets of Anglican doctrine as expressed in the Thirty Nine Articles of Religion.